Hope :: There’s Always Something

I struggle with depression. Sometimes it gets really bad. To the point where someone asks what’s good in my life and I can’t think of a single thing. The past few weeks have been extremely rough. Each day was progressively worse. I love the team I work with, but every single night I was dreadingContinue reading “Hope :: There’s Always Something”

Hope :: Staying Afloat

Sometimes the bare minimum is the best I can do. Oh, I’ll try to do everything. I’ll put myself last and give every bit of energy I possess to get something done. But the result is almost always lackluster. It’s okay to tell people “no”. It’s also okay to ask for a rain check. ImagineContinue reading “Hope :: Staying Afloat”

Hope :: Losing a Loved One

It’s never easy to lose a loved one. No matter how much time you have to “prepare” or if it’s sudden, losing a loved one is difficult. I’m definitely not the expert on the grief cycle of losing someone – or even something – you love. I can, however, give some tips from my ownContinue reading “Hope :: Losing a Loved One”

Hope :: What Do You Need?

And just like that, it’s Monday again. And I’ve missed my deadline. For those of you who wait for my hope posts, I apologize. I didn’t even realize it was Monday until they mentioned it on the tennis my mom has on the tv. Did you know that your comments help me shape my content?Continue reading “Hope :: What Do You Need?”

Hope :: Your Circle

Who is in your circle? No, I’m not talking about your social circle. Your peer group. Your family. I’m talking about your circle of people that you feel closest to and with whom you can be completely honest. Do you tend to share your secrets with everyone? Do you share with absolutely no one? BothContinue reading “Hope :: Your Circle”

Hope :: What Makes You Breathe?

A lot can happen in a day. A lot of bad can happen in a day. Sometimes, more than anything, taking a deep breath and focusing just on that breath can help our minds put life into perspective… or at least make it – hopefully – seem a little less daunting. When you force yourselfContinue reading “Hope :: What Makes You Breathe?”

Hope :: Keep Pushing Through

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. And again. And again. Life is hard! I don’t care how happy or put-together someone looks. I can tell you from experience that the ones who seem to be holding things together the best are usually the ones who are falling apart the most. I don’tContinue reading “Hope :: Keep Pushing Through”

Hope :: A Bit of Light

It’s easy to think that we’re alone here on earth. We look around and see nothing but bad. Or that’s how it seems anyway. We see all the negative happening and we think: if there really is a God… if there really is a LOVING God, then the world wouldn’t be so horrible. It’s veryContinue reading “Hope :: A Bit of Light”

Hope :: Moving Forward

Moving forward is hard. No matter what this statement references, it’s true. Some examples of when it’s hard to move forward: After a breakup After the death of a loved one After a job loss Starting a new job Getting your first car Getting your first home (rented and/or bought) Sky diving Life is fullContinue reading “Hope :: Moving Forward”

Hope :: Living in the Moment

I don’t know about you, but I often find it very difficult to stay right in the moment. I dwell on things that have already happened or I look ahead to what could be… It’s not necessarily a bad thing to remember the past or look to the future. However, resenting or ignoring your currentContinue reading “Hope :: Living in the Moment”